A roundup of FFA news for the week of Jan. 3, 2013:


ASHLAND, Ohio — The Crestview FFA recently received and delivered fruit and barbecue sauce as part of the chapter’s largest fundraiser. The members sold more than 500 cases of fruit and the equivalent of 75 cases of barbecue sauce. All of the money received from this fundraiser goes toward paying for the chapter’s Denver trip in January. Top sellers for the fruit sale included, Allie Wilson, Sam Oswalt, Jesi Davis, Bryan Hissong and Shiloh Stuart.

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Several members of the Zane Trace FFA Chapter recently learned how to fully embody the FFA motto of “Living to Serve” through their Hurricane Sandy Relief Project.

Throughout the month of November, the members who were a part of the Leadership class worked closely with the CROP Church World Service foundation to provide victims of Hurricane Sandy with clean up buckets and blankets in the wake of the storm.

The members in the class separated into three different committees, and each committee was designed to accomplish a different goal.

One committee was designed to work with preschool through second grade students to educate them on hurricanes and to collect coins to purchase items for the clean up buckets.

Another worked with third through fifth grade, collecting items to fill the buckets, and the final committee worked with high school students, raising money to purchase blankets.

Through efforts involving a bake sale and providing hospitality at the basketball tip-off classic, the high school committee raised $700 which is enough money to purchase one hundred and forty blankets.

The combined efforts of both of the committees working with the elementary students raised enough to assemble seven cleanup buckets.


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